Participants, vendors, and sponsors all made it possible. We
are very happy with the quality of our 3rd Annual Small Farms
Conference and hope to see the same enthusiasm next year.
The Finding Farmland presentation has been
shared by Ron Shultz for anyone who is interested in finding or
preserving their farmland. Click here to view the
SAVE THE DATE: On November 1, 2014 we will
host the 4th Annual Small Farms Conference at the Spokane
Vendors: Thanks to our great sponsors for making the event possible
and providing scholarship funding for participants!
Small Acreage program helps property owners of less than 100
acres with technical assistance, education, and information for smaller tracts
"We often find that smaller tracts are not commercially
viable in the normal sense of the word,” stated Pat Munts, Small Acreage
Coordinator. “Small acreages are often ‘too small’ to attract larger commercial
ag operators. As a result, the landowner is left in a quandary of what to
do with the 19 acres of noxious weeds sounding the one-acre of residential
landscaping? Keep in mind that our state law requires landowners to
control noxious weeds, which can be an expensive endeavor if a commercial
applicator has to be hired."
These are just some of the challenges facing landowners in
Spokane County. Our goal of this new Small Acreage Program will be to provide
educational and technical assistance to those landowners living on less than
100 acres that wish to better utilize the potential of the land to raise
livestock, crops or both.
If you're using pesticides, be sure to review this brochure,
10 Ways to Protect Bees from
Pesticides. Also use the Spokane County
Weed Board as a resource to find out about toxic
plants. Check out the financial
incentives that are available through USDA NRCS to complete projects on